Walkmill Campsite

UK England North East England Northumberland Warkworth

  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside

There's no denying Walkmill is a bit special. If ever a campsite fitted the Cool Camping criteria, then surely this hidden pocket of Northumberland is it. So how did we come to this conclusion? A good question, and it involves plenty of unquantifiable notional nonsense like ‘atmosphere’ and ‘vibe’. Then there’s the all-important location, and this is perhaps the most important box to be ticked. Thankfully Walkmill is set in 10 acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by idyllic woodlands and the weaving River Coquet, where canvas companions fall asleep to the sound of its lazy, trickling flow. Interested? We thought so.

‘We promote camping in a natural, non-commercial environment’ is how owner Claire describes Walkmill; and given the site’s pleasing lack of evening entertainment and plastic playgrounds, we think that’s a fitting description. The riverside pitches have vast amounts of space, shared only with the lambs and sheep at selected times of the year (though, sadly, due to fishing rules, access to the water isn’t permitted), giving these spots a real sense of ‘wild camping’. However, if you don’t fancy the midnight toilet trek, you can hire your own portable toilet! The main facilities are always clean and tidy, with many enjoying a ‘proper’ bathroom, located in the site's mobile home, which also doubles up as an information centre.

And when you finally tire of Walkmill (if you ever do, that is), the wild and remote Northumberland coast is right on your doorstep. Stretching 64 miles north of Newcastle up to the Scottish border, this dramatic landscape is loaded with impressive sights. Here you’ll find the Elizabethan ramparts surrounding picturesque Berwick-upon-Tweed, the sturdy fortresses at Bamburgh, Warkworth and Alnwick, and delightful villages strung along miles of wide, sandy beaches that you just might have all to yourself.

A real attraction is Walkmill’s abundance of wildlife, both on land and in the river. Swans, otters, herons and kingfishers lounge lazily by the riverbank; kestrels, buzzards and owls dominate the skies; while sharp-eyed campers have also spotted the odd badger. But Walkmill’s greatest asset may well be the space – not just the physical kind but that all important head-space too. This is a spot for a little camping freedom and it does a world of good for anyone looking to unwind.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Walkmill Campsite with the I Love This Campsite Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 10 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

Click here to read the full terms

Details

Facilities

Walkmill’s static caravan acts as an info centre and bathroom, with a hot shower, bath and 2 toilets. There are 2 further toilets located adjacent to the caravan. Use of the kitchen’s sinks, microwave, fridge-freezer and kettle is permitted. Firepits available for hire.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, motorhomes, campervans, kids, and well-behaved dogs – yes.

Nearby

From the top of the private farm track it's a pleasant 30 minute walk to Warkworth Castle (01665 711423). The impressive cross-shaped keep, rising above the River Coquet, dominates one of the strongest fortresses in England. It presides over the remains of a great hall, chapel, fine gatehouse and a virtually intact circuit of towered walls. Half a mile from the castle and accessible only by boat, stands a late medieval cave. Overshadowed by trees on the north bank of the River Coquet, Warkworth Hermitage is part of the Manor of Warkworth, built as a chantry chapel during the period 1332-49. Bicycles can be hired from Breeze Bikes (01665 710323) in Amble, whilst surf schools (with private lessons), coasteering and kitesurfing can all be experienced a little further up the coast.

Food & Drink

Know your Knickerbocker from your Neapolitan? Then you’ll love Spurelli (01665 710890); a boutique ice-cream makers in nearby Amble. Located within The Old Chandlery, customers can stay and watch the world go by from the outside seating area. Take a tour around the ‘Town Trail’ and discover Amble’s hidden secrets as well as searching out bargains at the town’s Sunday market. The fish stalls sell wonderfully fresh seafood at good prices, whilst the Cumberland sausages from the butchers are also popular with the locals. Small convenience stores are found in Amble and there are two larger supermarkets in Alnwick, 15 minutes away.

Opening Times

Easter–end of September, however bookings are sometimes accepted at other times of the year if required.

Why book with I Love This Campsite?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

A quiet, peaceful campsite surrounded by the River Couquet amongst idyllic woodland walks. Also, a 5-minute drive away is Warkworth Castle along with it's fabulous beaches and traffic-free cycle routes. Walkmill Campsite has a caravan onsite which acts as an information centre, equipped with a bathroom, hot shower, bath and toilet. Campers can also use of the kitchen's sink, microwave, fridge freezer and kettle. Walkmill promote camping in a natural non-commercial environment, with spacious 50ft tent pitches located close to the river.

Social Distancing Measures

We have extended the normal size of our pitches which were already spacious and added some alternative pitches to our normal layout.  The communal area inside the static which acts as our facilities will be will be restricted to a maximum of 2 people in it at anyone time and a separate door will be used to access the toilet / bathroom area. Campers will be encouraged to wash their dishes at their tents to reduce the useage in this area. 

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Pitches

10 super-spacious tent pitches on a flat, grassy area beside the river at the bottom of a sloping field. 9 pitches (on the top level) available for caravans and motorhomes.

Non Electric Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 5 Available
One pitch in our flat tent area beside the river, at the bottom of a sloping field. All pitches measure between 40 - 45 ft, we allow dogs but they must be kept on a lead at all times in consideration of other customers. Firepits and Barbecues are also permitted as long as they are raised off the ground.

Check Availability

Location

Contact Walkmill Campsite, Walkmill Campsite (nr. Guyzance), Warkworth, Northumberland NE65 9AJ

Show Map

Getting There

From Warkworth, take the first left immediately after the bridge. Follow the road for a mile, over a railway crossing, and turn left towards Guyzance Brotherwick. Drive past Brotherwick Farm and continue for another ½ mile. Turn left at the bend, up and over a small stone railway bridge, and turn immediately right on to the farm track to Walkmill.

Reviews

Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

Why book with I Love This Campsite?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

Related Guides

See Campsites in Warkworth